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FILM OPENS: October 12, 2018

  1. Official Website
  2. Trailer

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.

  • Director: Rungano Nyoni
  • Country: UK | France | Germany
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year:
  • Run Time: 01:33:00
  • imdb Score: 6.8/10 (1,426 votes)
  • Language: English | Nyanja
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalundu Banda
"Writer-director Rungano Nyoni has created a marvellous movie that might not always be easy to watch, but it sparks with artistry and originality."
Rich Cline - SHADOWS ON THE WALL

"Superstition and good, old-fashioned subjugation are the driving forces in I AM NOT A WITCH, a film that can be surprisingly rousing and entertaining given its extraordinarily grim-sounding subject matter."
Nick Rocco Scalia - FILM THREAT

"As each new injustice piles on the last, the image becomes ironically imbued with its own magical properties, symbolising the terrible absurdity that keeps beleagured women powerless while the lunatics take over the asylum."
Christopher Machell - CINEVUE

AWARDS

Stockholm Film Festival 2017
Best Directorial Debut

BAFTA Awards 2018
Outstanding Debut

British Independent Film Awards 2017
Best Director and Producer

Mumbai Film Festival 2017
Special Mention

Sarasota Film Festival 2018
Best Narrative

Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018
Best Narrative Feature

Titanic Int'l Film Festival 2018
Best Director

Vues d'Afrique Film Festival 2018
Best Film

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2018
Best Director

Cyprus Film Days Int'l Festival 2018
Best Film and Director

Africa Int'l Film Festival 2017
Best Film

Adelaide Film Festival 2017
Best Film

FESTIVALS

Cannes Film Festival 2017

Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2017

Busan Int'l Film Festival 2017

Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival 2017

New Zealand Int'l Film Festival 2017

Melbourne Int'l Film Festival 2017

Munich Int'l Film Festival 2017

Jerusalem Film Festival 2017

Bergen Int'l Film Festival 2017

Festival du film indépendant de Bordeaux 2017

Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2018

Athena Film Festival 2018

and more...